A new artisan bakery in Nuneaton has opened its doors to the public and given young people the chance to make a fresh start.

The Bakery, situated on Harefield Road, opened on Saturday (25 August) following months of preparation. It represents the latest social enterprise project from the Positive Impact for Young People CIC.

The project has the backing of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub, which has already helped the team secure orders from local businesses. It has also received support from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.

The Bakery will be staffed by young people who are not engaged with work, education or training, giving them a chance to learn transferrable skills in a working environment.

Craig Sweeney, managing director at the Positive Impact for Young People CIC, said: “This is a huge step forward for us as an organisation and personally for all of those who are going to be working with The Bakery.

“It isn’t just staff facing the public or working with food, we are also looking to create administration roles, a marketing team and more, all made up of young people who are looking for a fresh challenge.”

The opening comes after the acquisition of the property in June, which was followed by the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the purchase and instalment of furniture and fittings.